Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has come out to express his shock at the dilapidated state of things at the Government House, stating that he will not operate from the facility for the next three months, pending when the complex is rehabilitated.
He made the revelation on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at a post inauguration thanksgiving service held in his honour.
While regretting the state of the Government House, Governor Wike revealed that items such as bullet proof doors, furniture, cars, crested carpets, curtains and windows were stolen from the complex by members of the past administration.
He said: “As I speak with you, everything has been vandalised. I will not enter the Government House in the next two or three months.
“There is no vehicle in Government House, not even one. Yet the former governor talks about corruption.”
He said regardless of the situation, he will do his best not to disappoint the people of the state.
Dignitaries present at the event included Senate President, David Mark, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, Senator Hope Uzodinma and Senators-elect from the South East and South South zone.